Iced Matcha Latte with Strawberry Cold Foam

This matcha latte topped with strawberry cream will be your new favorite drink—it’s so light, refreshing, and delicious! The recipe card below includes two methods to make the strawberry cold foam, just in case you do not have a blender on hand. 🙂

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Matcha latte with strawberry cold foam in a glass mug

About this strawberry matcha latte


When I worked as a pastry cook at a bakery, I would make the other bakers and I some strawberry matcha lattes. To make it, I added a bit of strawberry purée to the bottoms of our cups, topped them off with matcha, then mixed in our preferred types of milk. The lattes were sooo delicious and became part of our little daily routine. It always felt like a fun little treat. :’)

This recipe is kind of an ode to that era, but a ‘lil elevated. It starts off with mixing matcha, hot water, and sweetener until combined. This is then poured over ice and stirred with milk.

Instead of strawberry purée, the iced matcha latte is topped with a homemade strawberry cold foam, which is fluffy and cloud-like. In this post, I include two ways to make it, just in case you don’t have a blender. The first method blends fresh strawberries, cream, vanilla extract, and sweetener until fluffy. The other method replaces the strawberries with jam, a bit of milk, and everything is shaken in a jar until fluffy.

Both methods add a nice creaminess to the matcha latte with a strong strawberry flavor. It is SO refreshing, light, and tasty.

So if you’d like to learn how to make a matcha latte with strawberry cold foam, keep on reading!

Equipment

  • Serving cup: A cute mug always makes me happy!
  • Matcha bowl: Can alternatively use a medium bowl.
  • Bamboo whisk: Can alternatively use a frother.
  • Blender, mason jar, or closed container: The last two are for the no blender method.
Frothy matcha powder whisked in hot water

Ingredients

For the matcha latte:

  • Matcha powder: I like to use culinary grade for lattes. My favorite brand is Aiya matcha.
  • Hot water: For dissolving the matcha powder.
  • Sweetener of choice: Feel free to use regular sugar, brown sugar, stevia, honey, agave, etc.
  • Milk of choice: Feel free to use dairy or plant-based milk.
  • Ice

For the strawberry cold foam (2 different methods):

blender method:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Heavy cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sweetener of choice: Feel free to use regular sugar, brown sugar, stevia, honey, agave, etc.

no blender method:

  • Strawberry jam
  • Heavy cream
  • Milk of choice: This is to make up for the liquid content in the fresh strawberries. Feel free to use dairy or plant-based milk.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sweetener of choice: Depending on how sweet your jam is, you may not need any sweetener. Feel free to use regular sugar, brown sugar, stevia, honey, agave, etc.

How to make a strawberry matcha latte

  1. Whisk matcha and hot water: In your matcha bowl, whisk together matcha powder and hot water until matcha is fully dissolved and frothy.
  2. Pour over ice: Pour matcha mixture over ice, then stir in milk.
  3. Make the strawberry cold foam:
    • Blender method: Blend together fresh strawberries, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and sweetener until fluffy, light, and creamy. This should take <1 minute. Add more sweetener to taste, then pour over matcha latte.
    • No blender method: In a mason jar or sealable container, add strawberry jam, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Close jar/container and vigorously shake until fluffy, light, and creamy. You can alternatively use a frother. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Add sweetener to taste, then pour over matcha latte.
  4. Enjoy!
Matcha latte topped with strawberry cold foam in a cup, next to a plate with frog matcha chocolate covered strawberries.

Other MATCHA DESSERTS

I really hope you enjoy this iced strawberry matcha latte recipe. If you make it, I’d love to see! You can tag me at #bitesbybianca / @bitesbybianca on Instagram.

📖 Recipe

Matcha latte with strawberry cold foam in a glass mug

Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

Bites by Bianca
This iced matcha latte with strawberry cold foam will be your new favorite drink! The recipe card includes two methods to make the strawberry cold foam, in case you do not have a blender on hand.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 1 strawberry matcha latte
Calories 241 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

For the iced matcha latte:

  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener, adjust to taste; can use regular sugar, stevia, agave, honey, etc.
  • ½ cup milk, dairy or plant-based
  • ice

For the strawberry cold foam (2 different methods):

    If using fresh strawberries (blender method):

    • 3 strawberries, rinsed and dried, with stems & leaves removed
    • 3 tbsp heavy cream
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1-2 tsp sweetener to taste, can use regular sugar, stevia, agave, honey, etc.

    If using strawberry jam (no blender method):

    • 1-2 tbsp strawberry jam, adjust to taste
    • 3 tbsp heavy cream
    • 1 tbsp milk, dairy or plant-based
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • sweetener, adjust to taste; you may not need any if your jam is sweet! but you can use regular sugar, stevia, agave, honey, etc.

    Instructions
     

    For the iced matcha latte:

    • In a matcha bowl or medium bowl, sift in 1 tsp matcha powder.
    • Pour in ¼ cup hot water and whisk until frothy and matcha is completely dissolved. Stir in sweetener while it is still warm.
    • Pour into serving cup with ice, then stir in ½ cup milk.

    For the strawberry cold foam:

      If using fresh strawberries (blender method):

      • In a small blender, combine 3 medium strawberries, 3 tbsp heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp sweetener. Blend until smooth, soft, voluminous, and creamy. Add more sweetener if needed.
      • Top matcha latte with strawberry cold foam and enjoy!

      If using strawberry jam (no blender method):

      • In a mason jar or tupperware, combine 1 tbsp strawberry jam, 3 tbsp heavy cream, 1 tbsp milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
      • Close jar/tupperware and vigorously shake until the mixture is voluminous, light and, fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, use a frother. Taste strawberry cold foam and add more jam or sweetener to taste.
      • Top matcha latte with strawberry cold foam and enjoy!

      Notes

      • If you’d like a hot drink instead, skip the ice and use warm milk instead!
      • Nutrition facts below use regular milk and the strawberry jam method ingredients. They do not include any sweeteners.

      Nutrition

      Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 28mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 886IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
      Keyword iced matcha, matcha, matcha drink, matcha latte, matcha strawberry, strawberry, strawberry cream, strawberry foam
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